Mrs. Mary Donna Helms



Degrees and Certifications:

M.Ed. Social Science Education B.S. Human and Organizational Development AP Certified American Government and Politics AP Certified United States History

Mrs. Mary Donna Helms


Hi! 2019-2020 is my sixth year at DHS and I am thrilled to be here! I teach AP Government, Honors Economics, American Government/Economics and Dual Enrollment US History II.  I have also taught AP US History, Pre-IB World History and US History I. I am also the sponsor for the Student Government Association and co-coordinator for the Veterans Day program.

A little background information on me....

I am originally from Nashville, TN and have lived on the Eastern Shore for 20 years. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Human and Orgaizational Development from Vanderbilt University. Upon graduation, I worked in the medical sales industry and was the marketing director at North Baldwin Hospital in Bay Minette.  I have also worked in the real-estate industry in Mobile and Baldwin Counties.

I received my Master's in Social Science Education degree from the University of South Alabama in 2013 and was awarded the Most Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award for 2013. In 2016, I was selected to be a participant at the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History summer program at the National World War Two Museum in New Orleans. I am currently working to earn the eMINTS designation which is a two year commitment to improving my strategic teaching skills.


* AP Certified in US Government and Politics

* AP Certified in US History


"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." - President John F. Kennedy


Looking for my Moodle Pages? Click links below:

AP Government / HonorEconomics

Standard Government / Economics

Dual Enrollment US History 202


* Per Coastal Alabama, the required book for the HIS 202 class is the 8th edition of U.S.: A Narrative History, Volume 2, The United States Since 1865 by James Davidson. This book is a part of 2 volume book. You do not need volume 1. You need Volume 2 which consists of US History from 1865 to the present day.

* It is $122.85 and includes the Connect Access card. 

Click Here to see Picture of the Required Textbook for Dual Enroll US History 202

*Can you buy a used book on Amazon? YES- here's the link: Amazon Link for textbook

* Link to: Coastal Alabama Bookstore

1900 South US Highway 31
Bay Minette, AL 36507
(251) 580-2211


Mon 7:30am - 5pm
Tue 7:30am - 5pm
Wed 7:30am - 5pm
Thu 7:30am - 5pm
Fri 7:30am - 1:30pm

Looking for the SUMMER ASSIGNMENT for the 2019-20 school year?

APGOV Summer Assignment 2019

APGOV Summer Assignment- READING Ch 1 AMSCO

APGOV Summer Assignment- READING- Foundational Document




REMIND TEXT ALERTS for 2019-20 school year!

On your phone, you will text this number- 81010 and put in the following codes in the message section. Be sure and include the @ symbol.


AP GOVERNMENT: Code is @afd7g9 or click this link:


Dual Enroll US History 202:  Code is @hd474h or click this link: